Episode 83 – Santas Anonymous

On this episode, Jocelyne Roberts tells us about how the amazing volunteers at 630 Ched Santas Anonymous helped her feel valued when she was younger. And we talk with Janine Foote, Marketing Communication’s Manager at Santas Anonymous about what it takes to deliver thousands of toys to children in low income homes each year.

Links:
Find out more about 630 Ched Santas Anonymous.
See where you can donate toys.
Or, if things are tight this year, reach out to them for assistance.
Check out their volunteers opportunities.
Read about their endowment fund.

ECF Happenings:
See our Rapid Response Fund in action!
Check out the latest on our blog.

ECF Grants:
ECF Community Grants – Due December 1st
Look ahead to next year’s Student Awards.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

The music featured in the Santas Anonymous story is Jingle Bells by Podington Bear from Free Music Archive.

Episode 82: Trailheads: a history of urban planning in Edmonton – Part 3

In part 3 of Trailheads, Julian Faid explores the history and impact of car culture on Edmonton.

In the first half of the episode Julian is joined by Ashley Salvador, a city planner and president and founder of Canada Backyard Housing Association. Ashley walks us through the automobile’s contentious rise to prevalence through the 1920s, the automobile industry’s campaign to crown the car as king of the road, and whether the industry’s promise that cars provide drivers freedom actually holds up.

Then we’re joined by Julie Kusiek, president of the Queen Alexandra Community League. Julie was at the forefront of pushing the City to re-evaluate its community neighbourhood renewal process. She is also a driving force behind the City’s continuing efforts to make streets safer through lower speed limits.

We hope you enjoy.

Links:
Meet guest producer, Julian Faid.
Connect with Ashley Salvador.
Learn more about the Tomorrow Foundation and YEGarden Suites, Check the City of Edmonton’s Vision Zero initiative.
Learn more about #YEGCoreZone.
Want more? Here are some of the articles and studies we found:
* Info Graphic:2018 Edmonton and Area Traffic Safety Culture Survey
* Full Report: 2018 Edmonton and Area Traffic Safety Culture Survey
* City of Edmonton Collision Statistics
* Study: “Understanding Economic and Businesss Impacts of Street Improvements for Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility: A Multi-City Multi-Approach Exploration”
* Article: “Own a Car? You won’t believe how much that’s costing you every year”
* Article: “Closing the Streets to Cars: Bad for Business? False”
* Thesis: “What is the Economic Contribution of Cyclists Compared to Car Drivers in Inner Suburban Melbourne’s Shopping Strips?”
* Study: “Consumer Behavior and Travel Choices: A Focus on Cyclists and Pedestrians”

ECF Happenings:
Check out our WillsWeek Sessions on YouTube.
Take a look at our 2020 Vital Signs report all about Millennials.
Nerd out with Vital Signs sources and previous reports.
See our Rapid Response Fund in action!
Check out the latest on our blog.

ECF Grants:
ECF Community Grants – Due December 1st
Look ahead to next year’s Student Awards.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Photo Credit: City of Edmonton Archives EA-600-4608e_141

The music featured in the Trailheads special series is called Cut and Run by Kevin MacLeod.
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3576-cut-and-run

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Episode 81: Trailheads: a history of urban planning in Edmonton – Part 2

In part 2 of Trailheads, Julian Faid is joined by two special guests to guide us on the next leg of our journey through the history of urban planning in Edmonton. Former Historian Laureate, Shirley Lowe will walk us through the colonial land-grab during the fur trade. How the soon-to-be city was first subdivided along the North Saskatchewan River. How the delay of a national rail line led to the first real-estate bust in the area. How the train finally came to Edmonton and how an influx of American nationals during the World Wars left lasting impact on how Edmonton was designed.

Then we’re joined by city planner and planning historian Erik Backstrom to learn about the formation of Edmonton’s first official planning department. How the influence of modernism in the 1950s and 60s changed the shape of our streets, downtown and took its lead from the automobile.

We hope you enjoy.

Links:
Meet guest producer, Julian Faid.
Connect with Shirley Lowe and Erik Backstrom.
Learn more about Alberta’s Railway History.
Walk through a bit of Edmonton’s fort history at Fort Edmonton Park.

ECF Happenings:
Take a look at our 2020 Vital Signs report all about Millennials.
Nerd out with Vital Signs sources and previous reports.
See our Rapid Response Fund in action!
Check out the latest on our blog.

ECF Grants:
ECF Community Grants – Due December 1st
Look ahead to next year’s Student Awards.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

The music featured in the Trailheads special series is called Cut and Run by Kevin MacLeod.
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3576-cut-and-run

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Episode 80: Trailheads: a history of urban planning in Edmonton – Part 1

Welcome to the first installment of Trailheads: a history of urban planning in Edmonton. In this special series we join Julian Faid as he explores the many facets of how Edmonton is designed, the consequences and benefits of these design choices, and how this little patch of land on Treaty 6 Territory has evolved over time.

People have been gathering on this land for millennia and that’s where our journey begins. In part one of Trailheads, Julian speaks with Lewis Cardinal and Carolina Roemmich to learn about Edmonton’s pre-fort history. Why did Indigenous nations choose this particular bend in the river? What did those gatherings entail? How were they set up? And how did the initial infrastructure of trails, campsites, burial grounds and river crossings influence how modern-day Edmonton is planned, built and governed?

We hope you enjoy.

Links:
Meet guest producer, Julian Faid.
Learn more about Lewis Cardinal and Carolina Roemmich.
Check out Indigenous Canada, a free course offered by University of Alberta that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.

ECF Happenings:
Check out our upcoming Wills Week!
See our Rapid Response Fund in action!
Check out the latest on our blog.

ECF Grants:
Young Edmonton Grants – October 15
ECF Community Grants – Due December 1st
Look ahead to next year’s Student Awards.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

The music featured in the Trailheads special series is called Cut and Run by Kevin MacLeod.
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3576-cut-and-run

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/